Michael Roberts to Vanity Fair

michaelroberts Michael Roberts to Vanity Fair
Michael Roberts

New Yorker fashion director Michael Roberts is moving over to Vanity Fair, according to a press release just issued by Conde Nast today.

Full release after the jump.

—Gabriel Sherman

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

VANITY FAIR

GRAYDON CARTER NAMES MICHAEL ROBERTS
FASHION AND STYLE DIRECTOR OF VANITY FAIR

New York, N.Y. — Michael Roberts has been named to the newly created position of fashion and style director of Vanity Fair, editor Graydon Carter announced today.

“Michael’s exquisite taste and unerring eye make him a natural for Vanity Fair,” says Carter. “The artistry he brings to fashion puts him in a class by himself, as does his work as a photographer, writer, and illustrator. I’m thrilled to welcome him to the magazine.”

Prior to joining Vanity Fair, Roberts served as fashion director at The New Yorker, a post he held for nine years. Throughout his illustrious career, Roberts has held various titles, among them fashion editor of The Sunday Times, style director and art director of Tatler, design director of British Vogue, Paris editor of Vanity Fair, and contributing editor to Condé Nast Traveler.

Roberts has contributed his photographs and illustrations to numerous publications, among them Vanity Fair, L’Uomo Vogue, British Vogue, The Sunday Times, The Independent on Sunday, Interview, and V Magazine.

He has published four books of illustrations: The Jungle ABC (Callaway, 1998), Mumbo Jumbo (Callaway, 2000), Snowman in Paradise (Chronicle, 2004), and, most recently, a collection of his illustrations The Snippy World of New Yorker Fashion Artist Michael Roberts (L7/Steidl, 2005). Roberts also collaborated with creative director Grace Coddington to art-direct and edit Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue (Steidl, 2002).